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UMS Concert Program, October 25, 26, 27, 1963: Chamber Dance Festival --

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Day
27
Month
October
Year
1963
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Season: Eighty-fifth
Rackham Auditorium Ann Arbor, Michigan

1963 Eighty-fifth Season 1964
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Chamber Dance Festival
SVETLOVA DANCE ENSEMBLE
SHANTA RAO AND COMPANY
HUNGARIAN BALLETS "BIHART
October 25, 26, 27, 1963
Rackham Auditorium Ann Arbor, Michigan
Third Program Complete Series 3401
The Steinway is the official piano of the University Musical Society ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Hungarian Ballets "BIHARI"
Starring
NORA KOVACH ISTVAN RABOVSKY
KAROLY BARTA
IRENE APINEE ANDOR CZOMPO
JUDITH TIMAR LASZLO RACZ
Choreographer: KAROLY BARTA Conductor and Violin Soloist: RUDI SURANYI
Gypsy Instrumental Ensemble
Piano: Thomas Hutchings Violins: Rudi Suranyi, Demeter Boeoss
Bass: Oliver Horvath Clarinet: Ferenc Zori Cimbalom: Toni Koves
Sunday, October 27, 1963, 2:30 p.m.
PROGRAM
Kallai Kettos (Double Dance of Kallo)......Kodaly-Axin
Two Couples and Gypsy Instrumental Ensemble
Ostor Tanc (Whip Dance).........Traditional
(Choreography after G. Harangozo)
ISTVAN RABOVSKY
Pas de "Pastorale"............Bartok
Adagio Variation I Variation II Coda
Irene Apinee and Karoly BArta
Pasztor es a Babaja (Shepherd and his Sweetheart) . . . Folk Tunes Judith Timar and Andor Czompo
Verbunkos es Kurucz Nota..........Bihari
(When Bihari's money is gone)
Gypsy Instrumental Ensemble and Cimbalom Solo
Cigany filet (Gypsy Life)...........Axin
Wakening
Exodus
Preparation for Supper
Festivities
Love Adagio
Finale
Entire Company
The shadow of a gypsy camp is visible, near a dim camp fire. A violinist crosses stage slowly playing the theme while the spotlight focuses on our heroine. She awakens slowly and begins to dance an improvisation. This is interrupted sud?denly by the entrance of our hero with a stolen chicken in his hands. The camp is aroused. Our hero leads them into an exit, crossing the stage in colorful patterns. The company re-enters, forming a circle around the campfire. The music and dance slows gradually, finally coming to a stop.
The third scene shows the gypsy camp preparing for supper, and all sit down to eat in comic pantomime style. The Vajda (camp chieftain) opens festivities with a character dance while our hero gives a gold bracelet to his girl. Flirtation and bravura dances follow but the Vajda takes his daughter away while fire and stage darken.
The theme reappears in the fifth scene and our lovers are in search of each other. A lyric adagio builds to a great climax as the lovers meet and dance a pas de deux. The ballet comes to a close with the camp awakening and all hailing the lovers.
INTERMISSION
Hallgato es Friss Csardas..........Traditional
Gypsy Instrumental Ensemble
Grand pas de deux: "Rhapsody"......Liszt-Hutchings
Adagio Variation I Variation II Coda
Nora KovAch and IstvAn Rabovsky
Kard Tanc (Sword Dance)..........Bart6k
Karoly Barta
Ballada..............Traditional
Cimbalom Solo
Tokaji Lakodalmas (Wedding in Tokaj).....Axin-Hubay
Meeting of the Engaged Couple Preparation for the Wedding Dressing of the Bride Dance of the Betrothed Wedding Csardas
Entire Company
This ballet is also based on music of Joseph Axin, a contemporary New York composer of gypsy background, and the late Jeno Hubay. "Tokaji Lako?dalmas" (Wedding in Tokay) is an extended five-scene, twenty-minute work tracing the intricate folk rituals which surround a marriage ceremony held in Tokaj--the Hungarian town which produces the rich, sweet wine of the same name. The engaged couple meet and then are separated by friends, who prepare for the wedding with much flirting and comic action. The bride is ceremonially dressed (including many petticoats!) and crowned with an ornate headpiece, after which her groom enters dressed in white. A stately dance of the betrothed ensues, accompanied by cimbalom, as symbolic pillows for the couple are placed in the center of the stage. A "Wedding Csdrdds" (based on Hubay's music) is begun by the orchestra, then accelerates into a loud and vigorous pattern of the "Vorosbor Csdrdds," as the bride's headpiece is changed for one symbolizing her passing from girlhood to maturity.
1963 UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS 1964
All presentations are at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Choral Union Series
(Remaining Performances)
The Cleveland Orchestra......Thursday, November 7
Program: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. SSI.....Mozart
Symphony No. 3 in D minor......Bruckner
Don Giovanni (New York City Opera Co.) . . . Sunday, November 17
Philharmonia Hungarica.......Monday, January 20
Tossy Spivakovsky, Violin Soloist
Mazowsze Dance Company (from Poland) . . . Thursday, January 30 Teresa Berganza, Coloratura mezzo-soprano . . Wednesday, February 26 Chicago Opera Ballet.........Friday, March 13
Tickets: $4.50-4.00--3.S0--3.00--2.2S--1.SO
Extra Series
(Remaining Performances)
Ballet Folklorico of Mexico......Friday, November 1
Madama Butterfly (New York City
Opera Co.)........(2:30) Sunday, November 17
Vienna Symphony Orchestra......Thursday, February 20
Anna Moffo, Soprano.........Friday, April 3
Single performances: $4.50--4.00--3.50--3.00--2.25--1.50
Chamber Arts Series
(Remaining Performances)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra.....Wednesday, November 13
Julian Bream Consort.......Tuesday, November 26
Sestetto Italiano Luca Marenzio.....Tuesday, December 10
Zurich Chamber Orchestra......Saturday, January 25
Korean Dancers and Musicians.....Sunday, February 9
Orchestra San Pietro of Naples.....Thursday, March 19
Single performances: $3.50--2.50--2.00
Special Performance
La Boheme (N.Y. City Opera Co.) .... Saturday, November 16 Tickets: $4.50--4.00--3.50--3.00--2.25--1.50
Annual Christmas Concerts
Messiah (Handel) (Two performances) .... Saturday, December 7
(2:30) Sunday, December 8 Tickets: $2.00--1.50--1.00-75(f
Chamber Music Festival
New York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg, Conductor
An Elizabethan Concert.......Friday, February 14
Honoring the 400th Birthday of William Shakespeare. Works by Morley, Wilbye, Byrd, White, Jones, Bartlett, Hume, Dowland, Ravenscroft, and Gibbons Music of Burgundy, Flanders and Spain . . Saturday, February IS
Works by Dufay, Ockeghem, Rivaflecha, Ortiz, de Cabezon, Gombert
Early Baroque Music of Italy and Germany (2:30) Sunday, February 16
Works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Spadi, Schutz, Praetorius, Schein
Season Tickets: $6.00--5.00--4.00--on sale November 5
Single performances: $3.50--2.50--2.00
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower

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